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Strakovsky Awarded $2.1 Million Grant To Study Chemical Effects On Women’s Health Post-Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) led by Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and…

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The Unintended Consequence Of Becoming An Empathetic Person

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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When people say that they want to change things about their personalities, they might not know about the inadvertent consequences these changes could bring. In fact, changes in…

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Connecting The Hormones We’re Born With To Lifetime Risk For Immunological Diseases

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Differences in biological sex can dictate lifelong disease patterns, says a new study by Michigan State University researchers that links connections between specific hormones present before and after…

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NIH Grant To Support Study Of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Perinatal Depression

Monday, September 14, 2020
pregnant woman holding her stomach

Jennifer E. Johnson has been awarded a five-year, $3,358,550 grant to study treatment for major depressive disorder among women who have recently experienced perinatal loss—miscarriage, stillbirth, or early neonatal death. This…

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Creating Diamond Devices To Detect Parkinson’s Early

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Spartan engineers have secured $3.4 million in grants to develop diamond implants that could let doctors diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease earlier. Michigan State University’s Wen Li and…

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Illuminating The Opaque Pathways Of Depression

Friday, September 11, 2020
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Depression is a dark horse. The disease often goes unnoticed, but affects work performance, social interaction and the ability to take pleasure in everyday life. According to the National…

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Collaboration Leads To Promising Next Steps For Cancer Research

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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A cancer research company co-founded by an MSU professor has been acquired by the New York biotechnology firm Lodo Therapeutics Corp. in a move that holds potential for…

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Raising a Helping Hand to Teachers Who Lose their Voice

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Eric Hunter, Ph.D., Named an MSU Foundation Professor Rooted in interdisciplinary training and a desire to improve ailing voices of teachers, Dr. Eric Hunter has fostered and built…

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Ask The Expert: How Parents, Students Can Survive ‘College From Home’

Monday, August 31, 2020
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, American college students are shifting from a fall 2020 semester in the classroom to taking classes online, often from their parents’ home. Students aren’t…

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MSU Receives FDA-Authorization To Decontaminate Reusable N95 Masks For Hospitals

Friday, August 28, 2020
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Vaporized hydrogen peroxide treatment modified by a Michigan State University veterinary team to decontaminate N95 masks for health care workers has been approved on an emergency basis by the Food and Drug Administration. The team is continuing to work with…

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